Title: Antecedents and consequences of work-family conflicts: Italian women entrepreneurs' experiences

Authors: Sara Poggesi; Michela Mari; Luisa De Vita

Addresses: Faculty of Economics, Tor Vergata University, Via Columbia, 2, 00133 Rome, Italy ' Faculty of Economics, Tor Vergata University, Via Columbia, 2, 00133 Rome, Italy ' Faculty of Political Science, Sociology, Communication, Sapienza University of Rome, Via Salaria, 113, 00198 Rome, Italy

Abstract: This paper aims at unveiling the work-family conflict construct experienced by women entrepreneurs, by testing an all-inclusive model that considers work and family antecedents and consequences of WFC. The study is grounded on Europe and data from 511 Italian women entrepreneurs have been collected mailing a survey of 45 multiple choice questions. Opposing arguments either for the within and cross-domain hypotheses in relation to antecedents, or for the matching and cross-domain hypotheses in relation to the WFC consequences faced by women entrepreneurs have been tested. Findings show that the within-domain hypothesis is supported in relation to the antecedents as well as the matching and the cross-domain hypothesis in relation to the consequences. The contribution of this work is twofold: it enhances the understanding of women entrepreneurs' WFC; and it enriches the still limited and 'US centric' academic literature on the issue by analysing data collected in South Europe.

Keywords: work-family conflict; WFC; work antecedents; family antecedents; women entrepreneurs; satisfaction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGSB.2021.113869

International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business, 2021 Vol.12 No.1, pp.26 - 45

Received: 08 Jul 2020
Accepted: 11 Sep 2020

Published online: 31 Mar 2021 *

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